Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:


Cookie:                        wfvt_

Purpose:                   Tracks the duration of a users visit.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

This cookie enables us to:

  • Track user duration patterns as part of WP security.


Cookie:                      wordpress_

Purpose:                   To verify the identity of the logged in user.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

This cookie is essential for our site to :

  • Keep a logged in user session enabled.
  • Recognise you when you return to our site.


Cookie:                      wp_settings and PHPSESSID

Purpose:                   To store the user settings from the latest session.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

This cookie is essential for our site to:

  • Customize your view of admin interface and possibly also the main site interface and identify your unique session on the website.


Cookie:                      wp_test_cookie

Purpose:                   To test whether the current browser uses cookies.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

This cookie is essential for our site to :

  • Allow WordPress to recognise whether cookies can be set so it may then set the other site cookies on login. If a test cookie cannot be created it WordPress warns the user that they will not be able to login without them.


Cookie:                      APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, S, SAPISID, SID, SSID, _utmx, _utmxx

Purpose:                   Google cookies for the geo map function.

Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

This cookie is essential for our site to :

  • Map user created posts to a specified location. This does not have to be the users current location, it can be any location set by the user. The map uses the cookies above to display the pins correctly and on websites where ordering by distance first is enabled, allows users to sort entries closest to them by an optional cookie that requests the current location of the user (disabled on this site).

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after May 2017.

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